• How much money 19 types of engineers actually earn
How much money 19 types of engineers actually earn
08 Jan, 2019, No Comment

Summary: Engineering can be a lucrative career, and different specialisations offer different levels of compensation.....

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The Bureau of Labour Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics program provides an annual guide to median pay and number of people employed in about 800 detailed occupations. We used that data to compare the median annual salaries associated with 19 engineering occupations.


Here are those occupations ranked by median engineer salary as of May 2017, along with the number of Americans employed in that occupation and a brief description of what each type of engineer does from the Department of Labour’s O*NET Online occupational database.


19. Agricultural engineers



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Median annual salary: $US74,780


Total number of employees in the US: 1,770


What they do: Apply knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to agricultural problems.


18. Civil engineers



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Median annual salary: $US84,770


Total number of employees in the US: 298,910


What they do: Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures and facilities.


16 (tie). Industrial engineers



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Median annual salary: $US85,880


Total number of employees in the US: 265,520


What they do: Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes.


16 (tie). Mechanical engineers



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Median annual salary: $US85,880


Total number of employees in the US: 291,290


What they do: Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment.


15. Environmental engineers



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Median annual salary: $US86,800


Total number of employees in the US: 52,640


What they do: Research, design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental hazards using various engineering disciplines.


14. Biomedical engineers



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Median annual salary: $US88,040


Total number of employees in the US: 20,100


What they do: Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products.


13. Health and safety engineers



Median annual salary: $US88,510


Total number of employees in the US: 26,130


What they do: Promote worksite or product safety by applying knowledge of industrial processes, mechanics, chemistry, psychology, and industrial health and safety laws.


12. Marine engineers and naval architects



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Median annual salary: $US90,970


Total number of employees in the US: 10,960


What they do: Design, develop, and evaluate the operation of marine vessels, ship machinery, and related equipment.


11. Mining and geological engineers



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Median annual salary: $US94.240


Total number of employees in the US: 6,150


What they do: Conduct sub-surface surveys to identify the characteristics of potential land or mining development sites.


10. Materials engineers



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Median annual salary: $US94,610


Total number of employees in the US: 27,200


What they do: Evaluate materials and develop machinery and processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet specialised design and performance specifications.


9. Electrical engineers



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Median annual salary: $US95,060


Total number of employees in the US: 183,370


What they do: Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems.


8. Sales engineers



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Median annual salary: $US98,720


Total number of employees in the US: 70,820


What they do: Sell business goods or services, the selling of which requires a technical background equivalent to a baccalaureate degree in engineering.


7. Chemical engineers



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Median annual salary: $US102,160


Total number of employees in the US: 33,500


What they do: Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products.


6. Electronics engineers



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Median annual salary: $US102,180


Total number of employees in the US: 134,930


What they do: Research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties.


5. Nuclear engineers



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Median annual salary: $US105,810


Total number of employees in the US: 16,700


What they do: Conduct research on nuclear engineering projects or apply principles and theory of nuclear science to problems concerned with release, control, and use of nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal.


4. Aerospace engineers



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Median annual salary: $US113,030


Total number of employees in the US: 65,760


What they do: Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft.


3. Computer hardware engineers



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Median annual salary: $US115,120


Total number of employees in the US: 66,770


What they do: Research, design, develop, or test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.


2. Petroleum engineers



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Median annual salary: $US132,280


Total number of employees in the US: 32,010


What they do: Devise methods to improve oil and gas extraction and production and determine the need for new or modified tool designs.


1. Architectural and engineering managers



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Median annual salary: $US137,720


Total number of employees in the US: 179,900


What they do: Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.


 

Andy Kiersz, 5/1/2019, www.businessinsider.com.au/engineer-salary-how-much-engineers-earn-2019-1

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